Category Archives: New Media

State of New Media 2011 Trend

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State of New Media 2011 Trend #10: “Pay-to-play” games of skills and chance begin to go digital. Internet gaming is of course nothing new. Online video games and especially casual games have really taken off in recent years. They have also progressively moved to smartphones and other mobile devices. But…

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User-created animation tools get real

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State of New Media 2011 Trend #9: User-created animation tools get real. For years, amateur filmmakers have used film and video cameras to make their own amateur motion pictures. In today’s digital age, they create videos for YouTube and other online portals. What has been more difficult is amateur creation…

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In-game sports experiences go digital

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State of New Media 2011 Trend #4: In-game sports experiences go digital. Fans of sports entertainment have always wanted to feel like they are in the game as much as possible – even if they are watching the game live in-stadium. Digital technology now increases the “in-game” experience – especially…

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Apps make consumer electronics devices smarter

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State of New Media 2011 Trend #3: Apps make consumer electronics devices smarter. Apps are no longer just for our smartphones. What about Smart TVs? Samsung, Vizio, Panasonic, Sony and other electronics manufacturers already have lines of broadband-connected “smart TVs.” They allow users to connect to the Web to stream…

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The real time web gets real

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State of New Media 2011 Trend #2: The real time web gets real. The Internet generation now wants instant gratification – information, news and content on an instantaneous basis. This is now the lightning-fast world of the “real-time web.” The demand for information as it happens has been fueled by…

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